# Program to find largest kth index value of one list in Python

Suppose we have three values n, total, and k. Now consider a list of size n whose sum is same as total and where the absolute difference between any two consecutive elements is at most 1. We have to find the maximum value at index k of such a list.

So, if the input is like n = 5 total = 15 k = 3, then the output will be 4, because one possible list is like [3,2,3,4,3], maximum element that is found at index 3 is 4.

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

• x := 0
• do the following repeatedly, do
• a := k + 1
• s :=(x + x - a + 1) * floor if a/2
• a := n - k
• s := s +(x + x - a + 1) * floor of a/2
• s := s - x
• if s > total, then
• come out from loop
• x := x + 1
• return x - 1

## Example

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −

def solve(n, total, k):
x = 0
while 1:
a = k + 1
s = (x + x - a + 1) * a // 2
a = n - k
s += (x + x - a + 1) * a // 2
s -= x
if s > total:
break
x += 1
return x - 1

n = 5
total = 15
k = 3
print(solve(n, total, k))

## Input

5, 15, 3

## Output

4